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THE SUMMER DESERT SUN IS FEROCIOUS!  IT CANNOT BE DEFEATED! THE BEST YOU CAN DO IS MITIGATE ITS RADIANCE IN GRADUATED STEPS; BREAK IT, SOFTEN IT, TRANSITION IT . . .

First residential roof garden in the southwest.  2001

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Cacti barrier in lieu of Tucson pool safety code requisite barrier, usually a fence of some kind.

Rammed earth parking lot entry. 2002

Note flame coming from the top of the larger element!

Steel supports and rods future gazebo like entry  2008

Ocotillo ribs provide naturalistic shading.  1990

Balcony roof extends in  steel shading device.  2014

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